You can tell the ideals of a nation by its advertisements.
To find a friend one must close one eye To keep him, two.
The longer one lives, the more one realizes that nothing is a dish for every day.
If you want to see what children can do, you must stop giving them things.
Bouillabaisse is only good because cooked by the French, who, if they cared to try, could produce an excellent and nutritious substitute out of cigar stumps and empty matchboxes.
Never take a solemn oath. People think you mean it.
Many a man who thinks to found a home discovers that he has merely opened a tavern for his friends.
You can construct the character of a man and his age not only from what he does and says, but from what he fails to say and do.
There is in us a lyric germ or nucleus which deserves respect; it bids a man to ponder or create; and in this dim corner of himself he can take refuge and find consolations which the society of his fellow creatures does not provide.
A man can believe a considerable deal of rubbish, and yet go about his daily work in a rational and cheerful manner.
It takes a wise man to handle a lie, a fool had better remain honest.
Education is a state-controlled manufactory of echoes.
Shall I give you my recipe for happiness? I find everything useful and nothing indispensable. I find everything wonderful and nothing miraculous. I reverence the body. I avoid first causes like the plague.
As to abuse, I thrive on it. Abuse, hearty abuse, is a tonic to all save men of indifferent health.
The pine stays green in winter... wisdom in hardship.